So I haven’t been driving for a very long time only about a year or so, and my car is an Eagle vision Esi 1994. I just replaced my inner and outer tie rods and put oil into the car, I haven’t had any work with rebalancing or rotating tires(which is my next thing to do) but lately my car has been going thru gas a lot faster than it use to and I’m not sure what’s causing it Also to mention I did replace the spark plugs 5 mmonths ago, all the tires have tread. I’m not sure what could be causing it? Anyone have advice or tips?

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    Start a log. Let us know the EXACT fuel economy. Fill the tank, check the odometer. Drive a few miles, fill the tank again. One other thing... high percent ethanol gasoline doesn't age well in a tank. You definitely don't want to fill a tank with that stuff and let the car sit for a year.
    – zipzit
    May 12 '18 at 4:59
  • Sounds like it is due for a good service - oil& filter, fuel filter, air filter, checking tyre pressures etc and then measure the fuel consumption.
    – Solar Mike
    May 12 '18 at 6:48
  • Okay, I’ll do some more. Checking and change the filters out. Also the oil filter was changed the last time I did an oil change, which its been less than 10,000miles so far. May 12 '18 at 9:03

If you did not align the wheels after the tie rod replacements, the wheel angles can easily be off quite a bit. If the toe angles are opposing, plenty of resistance will be created. Certainly enough to cause a noticeable increase in gas consumption. It's like pushing a shopping cart with a sticky wheel at the grocery, takes extra muscle.

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